Bonnaroo Artist | John Fullbright
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time: | That Tent | Sunday | 1:30PM
Before he was even out of high school, Oklahoma native John Fullbright had become a regular favorite at independent folk festivals. Hailing from Okemah, the birthplace of folk pioneer Woody Guthrie, the young singer’s influence of classic folk and Americana is seamlessly funneled into a more contemporary sound, with hints of rock and pop sensibilities. Fullbright has crafted a sound that is uniquely his own, but still appeals to folk purists and fans of modern pop Americana alike. Though he’s a relative newcomer, with only one proper studio album under his belt, fans of the folk scene should already be well-aware of Fullbright. In addition to a seemingly endless stream of positive press, John was nominated for Best Americana Album at this year’s Grammys, and even got a chance to perform at the awards’ pre-show.
With numerous festival appearances under his belt, a steadily growing following, and even a recent stint of successful shows in the UK, John Fullbright is poised to break out of the folk scene and into the mainstream to join genre-hopping peers like The Avett Brothers and Mumford & Sons. This summer marks Fullbright’s very first Bonnaroo appearance, but we’re betting there will be many, many more to follow. Catch this up and comer while he’s still our little secret!
Listen | “Jericho”
Watch | “Satan & St. Paul” (Live on the Music Fog Bus at the Cherokee Creek Music Festival)